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The Hot Sardines play Ronnie Scott's / theguardian review

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The Hot Sardines, those coolly stylish New York frontrunners of the current fedoras-and-flappers early-jazz boom, are touring their second album, French Fries & Champagne. The title nails this likable outfit's agenda – 21st-century disposability and golden-age opulence merged. Compared to their unselfconsciously vivacious Barbican show last year, they sounded a little overawed in the hallowed jazz environs of Ronnie Scott's, but their Broadway classics, early blues and good-time swing still make a surefire mix, spiced now with wider-remit variations such as British soul star Robert Palmer's 1985 hit Addicted to Love.

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